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Popular roadside attraction now in Frontenac

Popular roadside attraction now in Frontenac

A fiberglass Sinclair DINO (pronounced DYE-NO) now lives at Raider Express in Frontenac, Kansas. Around 580 DINOs are on display any given year – 16 in Kansas ...
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New historical marker at Lord’s Diner promotes Jefferson Highway

New historical marker at Lord’s Diner promotes Jefferson Highway

A new marker at the Lord’s Diner in Downtown Pittsburg hopes to be a reminder about a mostly forgotten piece of transportation history. The non-profit kitchen is located in what was originally built around 1915 as the Jefferson Highway Garage ...
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2020 Four State Farm Show canceled due to COVID-19

2020 Four State Farm Show canceled due to COVID-19

This is the first year the Farm Show was to be on campus, with vendors scheduled to be both outdoors and indoors at the Robert W. Plaster Center. The show originally was scheduled for May 29-31 but as the pandemic evolved, it was moved to July 24-26. ...
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Weir Coal Camp featured in Miners Hall Museum quarterly exhibit

Weir Coal Camp featured in Miners Hall Museum quarterly exhibit

Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS is proud to announce the 2020 Third Quarterly Exhibit, “Little Balkans Coal Camp: Weir” opening July 1 and continuing through September 26, 2020. The regular programs will have changes due to the pandemic. These programs may be made available virtually ...
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Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Celebrations

Annual celebrations vary by community. Join others in putting on a show for the town. Enjoy fireworks over the lake, or a rodeo with a dance and fireworks ...
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Free Fishing Weekend & Annual Derby

Free Fishing Weekend & Annual Derby

The first full weekend in June is typically a free fishing weekend across Kansas, including the Mined Land Wildlife Areas ...
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Bone Creek Reservoir Fishing Tournament Update

Bone Creek Reservoir Fishing Tournament Update

David Defenbaugh shows off his catch in the May 7 catch and release fishing tournament at Bone Creek Reservoir west of Arcadia, Kansas. ARCADIA, Kan. - The Thursday night catch-and-release tournaments at Bone Creek Reservoir between Fort Scott and Pittsburg provide an opportunity for anglers and youngsters alike to practice ...
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Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market to open May 9 with safety measures in place

The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department has implemented new procedures at the market to ensure the safety of patrons and vendors, including protective barriers, markings to indicate a six-foot distance between customers, and a hand-washing station. The market will also be limited to 40 people at one time ...
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Southeast Kansas “chicken wars” makes international headlines

For a short time on April 30, 2020, "America's 'fried chicken war'" was a top headline on the homepage of BBC.com, one of the most visited news sites across the globe ...
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Four State Farm Show

Four State Farm Show

The premier agricultural event in the region since 1975. Features 700 exhibits and agricultural equipment. Free to attend ...
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